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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2007
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 12
Where: Private gardens, a green roof and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX
Background: Join us Mother's Day Weekend for an exclusive look at some of Austin's unique gardens. Take a self-guided tour of five private landscapes, an all-native green roof and the celebrated gardens of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Rain or shine, visitors can enjoy the beauty of these special gardens that showcase Texas native plants and demonstrate good gardening practices. Experts will be on hand at each site to answer questions and provide information about each garden.
Tour wristbands are available starting April 7 at select area retailers including:
- Barton Springs Nursery, 3601 Bee Caves Rd
- Big Red Sun, 1102 East Cesar Chavez
- Plant Escape Gardens, 3507 South First St
- Pots and Plants, 5902 Bee Caves Rd
- Shoal Creek Nursery, 2710 Hancock Dr
- The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd
- Wildflower Center Store, 4801 La Crosse Ave
Sponsors: KUT, Texas Highways, Majic 95.5 and the Austin American-Statesman are media sponsors.
Admission: Individual garden tickets may be purchased at each home the day of the event. The wristband that allows entry into all gardens is $25, and a ticket for each individual garden is $6. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge. For more information call 512.292.4100 or visit www.wildflower.org.